Wed 28 Nov, 2012 11:59 am
There is Great Controversy among some of my mom friends about the Elf on the Shelf.

I think I barely missed the phenomenon -- they were around when sozlet was littler but I didn't know about the whole mythology around them and she wasn't that interested and it never went anywhere.

But evidently most kids under (? 10?) REALLY REALLY WANT one and there are warring factions of moms (warring factions again, sigh) who either do all kinds of amazing mom-stuff with the Elves or who find the Elves evil and refuse to have anything to do with them.

And then some of us are on the sidelines going "huh?"

I've pieced together some of the basics -- this Elf has a book and there's something about reporting back to Santa if the kid is naughty and there's something about hiding it and causing it to be mischievous (drawing mustaches on photos, that sort of thing).

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? Know about it? Any opinions?

(I have a Christmas ornament circa 1973 or so that looks just like it.)
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Wed 28 Nov, 2012 12:03 pm
"(I have a Christmas ornament circa 1973 or so that looks just like it.)"


I had not seen this, but I don't have human kids.

I like it better than tickle me elmo or garbage patch kids...
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Thu 29 Nov, 2012 02:41 am
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Wed 7 Aug, 2013 06:26 am
I have a gargoyle named Kevin and he finds various places to perch in my house.

He's very nice and I love him.
Wed 16 Dec, 2015 12:23 pm
Santa is on the No Fly List because of an Elf on the Shelf!
Wed 23 Dec, 2015 08:36 am
Girl Calls 911 Because She Knocked The Elf Off The Shelf
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 11:32 am
The travesty that is Elf on the Shelf continues!
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 11:52 am
And what needs to happen with all Elves on Shelves...
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Tue 13 Dec, 2016 10:32 am
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 03:03 pm
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